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CANSA World Melanoma Day Webinar 2024

‘You can’t outrun the sun’, says Dr Donny Fick, general practitioner. Join guest speaker Dr Donny on our webinar to find out about the damaging effects of UV rays and what you can do to lower the skin cancer risk. Thursday 23 May – 18:00 via Zoom…

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Published: 16 May 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, SunSmart

South Africans at Higher Risk of Skin Cancer 

CANSA says that while May marks the end of summer for South Africans with winter fast approaching, it’s also Melanoma Awareness Month, reminding us to continue to be sunsmart throughout the year, no matter the weather conditions…  

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Published: 14 May 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, SunSmart, Women's Health

“I Started to Live My Life on Purpose” – An Interview with Naniki Seboni

CANSA Ambassador and melanoma survivor, Naniki Seboni joined Karger’s The Waiting Room Podcast, to speak about about her experiences of being diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma at the age of 25…

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Published: 9 May 2024
Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Environment, Men's Health, Reduce Cancer Risk, Screening & Cancer Control, Stories of Hope, SunSmart, Women's Health

Tobacco Companies Targeting Teens 

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) draws attention to World No Tobacco Day (31 May), driven by the theme ‘Protecting children from tobacco industry interference’. The focus is on promoting stronger regulations that shield youth from harmful tobacco products and deceptive advertising practices…

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Published: 9 May 2024
Updated: 21 May 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer Webinar Series – A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer (28 May 2024)

The fourth instalment of this webinar series addressing “A graveyard view: Tobacco and lung cancer”

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Published: 8 May 2024
Updated: 21 May 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Interview with Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador

Meet Roulene Bonthuys, Mrs South Africa CANSA Ambassador and cervical cancer Survivor…

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Published: 25 April 2024
Updated: 14 May 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Stories of Hope

World Health Day Emphasises Human Rights’ Crucial Role in Cancer Risk Reduction

Colorectal cancer awareness is being campaigned by CANSA during April, and its key messages align with the theme of World Health Day which takes place on 7 April this year. Health is everyone’s fundamental right. There are three key concepts in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that play a vital role in reducing the risk of cancer: health and wellbeing, food, and education.

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Published: 2 April 2024
Updated: 22 April 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Types of cancer

Outrage As KZN Tobacco Bill Public Hearings Still Not Finalised

South Africa’s leading public health and community organisations, united as Protect our Next, are expressing outrage over the lack of confirmation of public hearings for the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the last two remaining provinces yet to have consultations.

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Published: 14 March 2024
Updated: 14 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, No-Tobacco Campaign

B-well Launches Exciting Back-To-School Cookbook

One of the trickiest aspects of parenthood is ensuring that your little ones are getting all the nutrients they need – and that their meals are delicious enough that they’ll want to finish each bite! As we head back into the school year, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the same old meals and snacks – but B-well together with Munchie Monster and his colourful friends are here to lend a helping hand with the fantastical Taste Explorers cookbook…

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Published: 18 January 2024
Updated: 10 April 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Dietary Tips

MSD Global Oncology Policy Grant

See our latest (24 January 2024) publication in ecancermedical science titled: Harnessing the law to advance equitable cancer care in South Africa: exploring the feasibility, desirability and added value of a dedicated national cancer act.

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Published: 7 August 2022
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings, Research Projects

Cancer-related Research Studies

We collaborate with partners to support awareness of, and access to, cancer-related research studies and make available regularly updated information on studies currently taking place in South Africa. Find out what studies and research are taking place, if you are eligible and how you can get involved. 

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Published: 10 November 2018
Updated: 31 October 2023
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board

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